UN marks ‘International Day of Solidarity’ with Palestinians
International Transport Fed backs calls for independent investigation into Arab bus driver’s death
PA denies postponing statehood bid at Security Council
State charges Palestinian with stabbing of IDF soldier at Tel Aviv train station
IDF forces arrest 11 Palestinians overnight in West Bank
Livnat blasts Likud for rightward shift
Ya’alon praises Chuck Hagel as ‘true friend’
Shaked: Haredi enlistment to IDF for 2014/5 likely to be met
Rivlin takes on cause of rights of battered non-Jewish wives
Mild blows may cause major head injuries
Sharp rise in additional, private health insurance costs
Health Scan: BGU course makes med students more empathetic
The toilet taboo
Zion Tech: Israeli start up Dogiz helps dogs and owners socialize
Zion Tech: Our Israeli start-up of the week aims to make air pollution visible
From Silicon Valley to Silicon Wadi
'Leviathan gas reservoir to begin flowing by early 2018'
Two Israeli films make the Oscar short list
Funeral Monday for Israel Zamir, only son of Isaac Bashevis Singer
Festival review: Curtain Up 2014
JEST’s grand finale
Jerusalem still perfect after tough battle in Rishon
Sakhnin edges Beitar in subdued showdown
Rishon’s credentials to come under scrutiny vs J’lem
Vermut clinches dramatic win for Hapoel TA
US: Israel must preserve its democratic character
US Jewish students’ difficulties draw notice of Knesset panel
4-year-old Kippa-wearing boy, Israeli tourist attacked
Swiss Museum to accept Gurlitt collection
WATCH: Thousands of Chabad rabbis convene for annual gathering in New York
Turkish governor's wish to morph synagogue into museum raises ire
US, Israel praise extension as safe path forward in Iran nuclear talks
Voters may turn back the clock on ‘Arab Spring’
Diplomacy more 'effective' than alternatives with Iran, Kerry says
Turkish president Erdogan: Women are not equal to men, should accept motherhood as societal role
Netanyahu: Lack of Iran deal gives chance to stiffen economic sanctions
The last of the anti-Semites
On my mind: Arab-Jewish tensions
The 'peace process' that kills
Letters: November 24, 2014
Fundamentally Freund: Who’s afraid of a Jewish nation-state?
Cinema of reconciliation
On the volcano’s edge
Knowledge, power and abuse
Q&A with a Colombian lone soldier
European Press: Dividing line
Veterans: Keeping an ear out for change
Book Review: Written from his heart
This Week in Jerusalem
Who is your God?
Grapevine: Amazing place
A voice from India
Happily Eva After: When the going gets tough...
Grapevine: Reclaiming our heritage
Upscale dining in Neveh Tzedek
Obama: Helping terror go nuclear
On incitement, lots of talk but little action
To finally look behind the news
Recognizing Palestine – anomalies and ambiguities
A song for Cheshvan: 'The Eucalyptus Grove'
הָאַרְכִיוֹן שֶל רוֹמַן וִישְנִיָאק
Har Nof in flames
A First Look: Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman
Bennett announces Water City for Israeli technologies in Shougang, China
Sail Away with me
Q&A with a Guatemalan combat soldier
Meet the Ambassador: No longer a conference diplomat
Tempête au sein de la coalition
Crise de confiance
Qui prendra la relève de Mahmoud Abbas ?
Arafat, Abbas, même combat ?
Daniel Oren, maestro d’Israël, d’Italie et d’ailleurs !
Nos plus belles années ?
De Berlin à New York, 1920-1975
Le pogrome de Constantine
Le pot de chocolat liégeois par qui le scandale arrive
Le dernier kibboutz
La course aux étoiles
Les mordus du français
On n’invite pas un pyromane à éteindre un incendie
Tuer l’EI dans l’œuf
Le mont du Temple et la guerre sainte de l’islam
Les attentats du lundi 10 novembre vus par la presse française
L’Europe, nouvelle alliée d’Abbas ?
Christian priest speaks out strongly in favor of Jewish state law
Hispanic Evangelicals among Israel's greatest supporters
Christians United for Israel Chairman John Hagee says Obama is anti-Semitic
Temple Mount: Common ground between Jews and Christians
Pope Francis condemns Palestinian violence
KKL Belgium Donates Portable Bomb Shelter to Kiryat Gat
KKL-JNF Awards 2014 Blumberg Prize
Exploring the Ilanot Botanical Garden and the Vickar Observation Point
Cornerstone Laid for Sports Rehab Park at Meir Hospital
Mexican Politician and Business Leader Miguel Aleman Velasco Visits KKL-JNF in Jerusalem
International Conference in Sde Boker: Combating Desertification Together
Rehabilitation of the Lower Jordan: Bringing the River Back to Life
Central America Celebrates Independence at the Rabin Center
In his Footsteps: Heritage Excursions in Memory of Yitzhak Rabin
Cleanup Day Activities in Central Israel
International Cleanup Day: Cleaning Together in Northern Israel
KKL-JNF's Eyes in the Forest - The Horshim Forest Green Patrol
Israel Today and Tomorrow: KKL France Mission Visits Israel
Start-up Israel: KKL Italy November Mission Learns about Israel's Past and Future
KKL-JNF and Desert Agriculture Latin American Diplomats visit the Negev
A Successful Annual Fundraising Event for KKL Milan
Living Green in Israel: the Contest and the Winners
Addressing Climate Change Conference
Nurturing the Foresters of the Future
Saving the Sabras
11.25.2014 | 3 Kislev, 5775
Adelson rejects Olmert claims on PM influence
Poll: Over 85% of US Muslim voters picked Obama
'Obama won Florida, reaching 332 electoral votes'
US election: A bad night for Adelson
For Brooklyn’s Orthodox, election passes quietly
‘Israel, US bilateral relations unlikely to change'
Jewish support for Obama slipped, but still strong
Analysis: Jewish backing for Obama good for Israel
Comment: We can’t lose touch with America 2012
Obama clinches four more years
Analysis: Pushing reset in Netanyahu-Obama ties
Blair: Obama win opens way to revive peace talks
The US Presidential race
JPOST.COM STAFF \
Romney, Obama point at eachother during debate 370.
(photo credit:REUTERS/Mike Segar)
Tuesday’s town hall-style presidential debate focused overwhelmingly on domestic and economic issues, but some of the sharpest exchanges came on the topic of the Middle East. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney launched a sweeping critique of the US Administration's policy in the region, terming President Barack Obama "weak" and saying that his policies led to negative developments in Syria, Iran, Egypt and Libya."The president’s policies throughout the Middle East began with an apology tour and pursue a strategy of leading from behind, and this strategy is unraveling before our very eyes," Romney charged. "We have Iran four years closer to a nuclear bomb. Syria - Syria’s not just the tragedy of 30,000 civilians being killed by a military, but also a strategic - strategically significant player for America." Regarding Libya, where a US ambassador and three other American citizens were killed when terrorists stormed the US consulate compound in Benghazi, Romney attacked the president for failing to put necessary security measures in place. "This was not a demonstration," Romney said in an attempt to attack the administration on what he claims is misinformation over whether or not the incident was a terrorist act. "This was an attack."Obama responded that the day after the attack, "I stood in the Rose Garden and said this was an act of terror, and I said we were going to get those that were behind this."Romney challenged that the president actually took 14 days to admit that the attack was a terrorist act, an allegation which was repudiated by the debate moderator Candy Crowley and by Obama.Obama and Romney also disagreed over the economy, with the president attacking the Republican challenger over his economic plan. "Governor Romney says he's got a five-point plan. Governor Romney doesn't have a five-point plan, he has a one-point plan. And that plan is to make sure that folks at the top play by a different set of rules," he said.Romney accused his rival of overseeing a stagnant economy. "The middle class has been crushed over the last four years and jobs have been too scarce," the former Massachusetts governor said.Turning to energy policy, Romney chided the president for what he said was a policy discouraging domestic production. Obama is not "Mr. Coal, Mr. Gas, Mr. Oil," Romney said. "We can get all the energy we need right now in North America without going to the Arabs or Venezuela."Obama responded that Romney's energy plan would do nothing for US energy independence and would risk destroying thousands of jobs.CNN polling of registered voters following the event showed 46 percent of respondents believed US President Barack Obama won the debate, while 39% believed Republican challenger Mitt Romney won.Reuters and Hilary Leila Krieger contributed to this report
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